Carla Dancey is the Canadian Action Party candidate for Ottawa Centre. This is her third federal election to run as a candidate. She was a Reform Party candidate for Ottawa South in 1997 in which she finished second behind Liberal John Manley. She was a CAP candidate in 2000 and she is throwing her hat into the ring again for CAP in 2004.
Carla spent a number of years working for the Children's Aid Society as an emergency foster care worker as well as a specialized foster parent. At present, she works as a property manager in charge of rental units.
Carla has a degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. She feels that her education has been invaluable to her involvement with politics.
Carla recognizes the importance of elections to promote freedom of speech by allowing ideas to come forward to be discussed and considered. In ancient Greek society, it was considered a person?s duty to come forward with their ideas so that others could discuss and judge the merit of those ideas. In this way, the Greeks hoped to discover and adopt the very best social policies.
Carla was so impressed with CAP's main policies that she wanted to tell other people about them. She hopes that Canadians, like the Greeks, will see the merit of CAP ideals and that these ideas will someday become mainstream political viewpoints and governing policies.
In particular, Carla is interested in two of CAP's main ideas:
To use the Bank of Canada creatively such as it was used traditionally up until 1974.
To address grave concerns regarding Chapter 11 or The National Treatment Clause of the free trade agreements.